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All new members of staff are subject to a strict vetting and recruitment procedure to ensure suitability to work with children. All members of our staff are CRB checked in accordance with Ofsted requirements. The Playgroup is led by the following team:

Brenda Knill
Playgroup Leader

Brenda has been working as the playgroup leader in the setting for over twenty five years. She has done both the PPA Foundation and Post Foundation Courses. Brenda regularly attends courses, including child protection. In 2011 Brenda attended a 10 week course in British Sign Language in early years
Carole Guppy
Deputy Playgroup Leader

Carole has been working as the deputy playgroup leader in the setting for over sixteen years. She has a BTEC diploma in childhood studies and regularly attends courses including child protection and Food and Hygiene. Carole is the playgroup's special needs coordinator and in 2001 attended the British Sign Language course in early years.
Mandy Gosson
Playgroup Assistant

Mandy has been working as a playgroup assistant in the setting for over eight years. She obtained the Diploma in Pre-School Practice in 2004 and shehe regularly attends courses, the most recent being on effective communication and sign language for the Early Years.
Beth James
Assistant Playleader

I joined the playgroup in September 2007 and have been an assistant since September 2008. I have completed my level 3 in B.T.E.C diploma in early years.

Louise Robertson
Assistant Play Worker

I joined the playgroup in January 2007 and I have completed my training in child care and development.